Trusted Housesitters: travel with free accommodation by dog sitting

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Trusted Housesitters connects home and pet owners who need a sitter, when traveling, with trustworthy people who are happy to sit. By offering your time and care for other’s pets for free, you can enjoy staying for free in locations world-wide, whether you’re looking for a weekend or a few months.

As a House & Pet sitter you:

  • Stay for FREE in return for caring for pets.
  • Are treated like a local and enjoy a home.

As a Home & Pet owner you:

  • Find 5-star rated members who will sit for FREE.
  • Pets stay happy at home, in their own beds.
  • Enjoy peace of mind and save thousands in costs.
  • Have I.D. verifications & criminal background checks on sitters

Click to join TrustedHousesitters – get 25% off annual memberships with code PILAR25

1. Website

2. Country

Trusted Housesitters connects you with thousands of pet-loving members in over 140 countries.

3. Organization

Trusted Housesitters launched in 2010 with the mission to keep pets happy and safe in their own homes. They have quickly grown into an incredible global community of pet lovers who help each other to travel.

Every day they connect thousands of home and pet owners with sitters who will look after the home and the pets for free, in exchange for a place to stay.

4. Type of work

  • Watch after the house.
  • Take care of the pet/pets.

5. Duration

The duration varies from a weekend to a whole year.

6. Compensation

You offer your time and care for other’s pet and you can stay in the house for free.

7. Application Fee

You can see all opportunities available without registering or paying any fee, but you will ongly get to see a short descripton. If you are interested in one you should pay to see all its information and contact the house owner.

It costs 9.95 EUR per month to create an account as a Housesitter. You can apply for unlimited House sits. Get 25% off annual memberships with code PILAR25

8. Eligibility

TrustedHousesitter provides a 3 step verification process. You can see a Trust Badge on a member’s profile to see the level completed. Verifications include criminal background checks, I.D. verifications & I.D document checks.

9. Application steps

  • Enter the website: click here to enter
  • Exploring after giving an email: Before spending any money, take a look at the many house sits available worldwide. On the top banner, positioned on the left, you’ll see “Find a house sit”. Once you’ve given your email, you’ll be able to see and explore all the live house sits at various locations. At this point, you can choose to refine your location by using the search filter box on the left, or by zooming into an area on the map. Filters can include dates, duration, pets, local attractions, and more.

    Buying a membership: Paid members will now have the ability to APPLY for house sits and access further features. The most basic plan costs 119 EUR per year (you can see all the different options in the next section). Remember to use code PILAR25 to save 25%.

  • Create your profile: Join to fill out your profile detailing why you’d be an ideal sitter and what you can offer.
  • Apply for house sits: Receive daily email alerts about the latest house sits and apply directly to the homeowner via the website.
  • Enjoy your house sit: Once confirmed make your travel arrangements and enjoy meeting new pets and people, near or far
  • Leave a Review: Once a house sit is completed home & pet owners are encouraged to leave detailed reviews on sitter’s profiles. It’s a great way to learn about other’s experiences.

10. Deadline

Application open all over the year.

Good luck!

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